1001 High Performance Tech Tips
A collection of brief, informative, how-to tips from performance experts designed for the enthusiast or racer, this book offers helpful secrets, suggestions, techniques, and hints to help solve common problems and generally enhance all areas of a car's performance.
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1001 More High Performance Tech Tips
Short, useful, easy-to-apply performance tips for any hot rod or race car. A follow-up to the successful first volume, this handy reference tool contains brief, informative how-to tips to enhance the performance and appearance of the reader's car. It covers many aspects of the car that are necessary to monitor like the engine, chassis, driveline, brakes, tires, wheels, body, paint, and interior. All tips can be easily performed in a single weekend, and offer quick solutions to fixing nagging problems in order to extract maximum performance.
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101 Performance Projects for Your Pickup and SUV
"Pickup" and "sports utility vehicle" seem like quaint names for these workhorses. More and more, theyre what people tune up, trick out, and take on the road (or off). This book aims to help drivers make the most of their machines. With 101 projects running the gamut from installing light bars and brush guards to gearing up for hard-core horsepower and high-performance feats, this book will show truck and SUV owners of all stripes how to personalize their rides. 101 Performance Projects for Your Pickup and SUV offers easy-to-follow, clearly illustrated how-to information on everything from appearance modifications to more extensive upgrades, with plenty of instructions for the many bolt-on solutions that are available in the marketplace. Planning, tools, expenses, pros, and cons: its all here. The author walks owners through the nuts and bolts of lowering and lift kits, running boards and in-car entertainment systems, winches, wheels and tires, and the full range of installations and accessories that will take a truck or an SUV to the next level.
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4×4 Suspension Handbook
Author Trenton McGee, 4x4 suspension expert and former host of Outdoor Channel's Off-Road Adventures, explains 4x4 suspension systems in an easy-to-understand manner. He gets specific on types of suspensions available from all the major manufacturers including Jeep, Toyota, Ford, GM, and Dodge. He goes into a great level of detail on every different model, including early and modern systems. The book covers front and rear solid axle, twin-traction beam, and independent suspension systems, as well as coil springs, leaf springs, shocks, and more. This book has it all. If it's not covered in here, it doesn't exist. Also included is a glossary of suspension terms and a comprehensive source guide.
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Advanced Custom Painting Techniques
An intense how-to book filled with photo sequences and supporting text explaining the best techniques for the preparation and application of custom paint to cars and motorcycles.
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Advanced Pinstripe Art: How-to Secrets of the Masters
Since the days of Von Dutch, hot rod and motorcycle enthusiasts have used pinstripes both as artwork in its own right, and as a compliment to a flame or graphic paint job. Interest in pinstriping, both how-to and as an art form, continues to grow. The best way to learn something is from the person who does it all day long. Advanced Pinstripe Art presents the work of 12 well-known pinstripe artists. Each chapter presents a start-to-finish project done by one artist. These photo sequences take the viewer from the initial sketch to the finished design. Text explains the why of good pinstriping. Why use a particular brush, a certain paint, an unusual method. Quotes from the artists are plentiful. Advanced Pinstripe Art is designed to duplicate, as much as possible, the experience of spending a day learning first hand how to pinstripe from some of the best artists in the business.
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Airbrush How-to with Mickey Harris
With over 35 years of experience under his belt, Mickey Harris is the ideal author to share with new and experienced airbrush artists what he's learned in a lifetime of airbrush work. Harris' new book starts with a little history, how he and a small group of his peers began to use the airbrush without any masks to paint T-shirts, motorcycles, hot rods and human bodies. Next comes Harris' take on what makes a good airbrush, followed by some of the strokes that make up the foundation of any good airbrush painting. The chapter titled: How to Make a Living with an Airbrush, is Mickey's version of Business 101 for airbrush artists. The rest of the book is given over to 12 airbrushing sequences. Each one starts with a sketch and ends with a completed mural or graphic painted on a panel, a truck or maybe a hot rod. Mickey's captions explain each image: how he mixes paint to achieve the best viscosity, how the airbrush itself is adjusted, and how he blends the colors to create those beautiful fades. Over 400 images spread across 144 pages, with Mickey's first person captions, help make this book the next best thing to a one-on-one seminar with Mickey in his own shop.
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Auto Detailing: For Show and Profit
All the tips and techniques needed to keep your car extra clean and shining bright just like a show car. Covers how to get the paint really clean, paint sealant, working in those tight areas, recommended applicators, cleaning trim, rubber parts, glass and vinyl, and leather interiors. There is plenty of useful advice for even the experienced Do-It-Yourself detailer.
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Automotive Body Repair & Painting Manual
This is a complete do-it-yourself guide. What you can learn: • Full-color sections on minor repairs and painting • Damage repair • Painting • Rust Repair Additional detailed information includes: • Rustproofing and undercoating • Tools and equipment • Repair of minor dents and rust damage • Metal working techniques • Major rust repair • Body component replacement • Sanding and painting • Car care and detailing • Welding
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Automotive Custom Interiors
Inside, it's personal. The interior--perhaps more than any other aspect of a vehicle--lends itself to customization, to the expression of a character, a desire, a conviction. The question is, how far to go? How different, how comfortable, how functional, how wild? Whatever the answer might be, this book will help you get there. With images of an incredible assortment of custom interiors-- from the ultimate in luxury to the totally high-tech, from race-inspired minimalism to retro hot rod styling, from suede to tuck 'n' roll, inlaid wood to engine-turned metal--Automotive Custom Interiors gives you the means to make your dream interior a reality. The book covers every aspect of design--seat and upholstery, dashboards and gauges, door panels and armrests, consoles, steering wheels, pedals, shifters, knobs and hardware, floor coverings and headliners, audio and high-tech accessories, and cargo areas and trunks. With hundreds of color photos and thorough descriptions of a wide variety of parts and accessories, this is the ultimate resource for anyone contemplating a custom interior.
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BMW 3-Series (E36): How to Build and Modify: 1992-2000
The E36 was the embodiment of the luxury sports sedan, and the standard that other manufacturers strived to reach. And as such, the BMW 3 Series became wildly popular with BMW manufacturing 2.67 million E36 cars worldwide from 1992 to 1999. The new E36 featured a more aerodynamic design, potent dual overhead cam engine, multilink rear suspension, and a more luxurious interior than its predecessor. The E36 BMW seamlessly blended exhilarating performance with refined appointments and produced a comfortable yet aggressive driving machine that appealed to a wide audience. Although the stock BMW is a more-than-capable sports sedan, veteran author Jeffrey Zurschmeide delves into all the different methods for extracting more performance, so you can make your E36 even more potent. He explains how to upgrade handling and control through installation of aftermarket coil-over springs, bushings, sway bars, and larger brakes. Producing more power is also a priority, so he shows you how to install and set up a cold-air intake, ignition tuners, and exhaust system components. You are also guided through work on cylinder heads, cams, and pistons. In addition, you're shown the right way to install superchargers and turbo kits. If your 3 Series is making more power, then you need to get that power to the ground; guidance is provided for upgrading the transmission and limited-slip differentials. The BMW 3 Series has set the benchmark for performance and luxury. But even at this benchmark, these cars can be dramatically improved. Each major component group of the car can be modified or upgraded for more performance, so you can build a better car that's balanced and refined. If you want to make your E36 a quicker, better handling, and more capable driving machine, this book is your indispensable guide for making it a reality.
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Bracket Racing
A basic guide to drag racing's most popular and fastest growing class. Includes information on: rules and regulations, driving techniques, engine setup, safety, and more.
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Brake Systems: OEM & Racing Brake Technology
Brakes are one of the most frequently repaired maintenance items on vehicles and a critical component to racing success. Whether you're an auto enthusiast, brake repair professional or avid racer, a thorough understanding of how brakes function and operate is important.
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Build Your Own Off-Road Buggy: For as Little as £100
This step-by-step guide advises readers how to build a single-seat, off-road buggy using standard tools, basic skills and low-cost materials. Scaled working drawings, detailed descriptions and color photographs accompany instructions on building a strong tubular-steel chassis; sourcing the power unit, transmission, suspension, steering, brakes and other parts; fitting safety equipment like padding, seat belts and engine cut-off, plus advice on using helmets and suitable clothing.
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Building Horsepower: Your Complete Guide to Getting More Horsepower
A subject every man is interested in - horsepower! This book will attract every driver who takes pride in his car and its performance. Examples are given throughout this amply illustrated book. Building Horsepower is all about performance. Chapters are added to help you increase the power under your bonnet as well as some feature cars whose reputations rest on a massive amount of grunt.
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Chassis & Suspension Handbook (Petersens 4 Wheel & Off Road)
Chassis and suspension modifications for Chevy, Ford, Jeep and Dodge trucks. Includes sections on lift kits, shocks, springs, chassis modifications for off-road use, tires and wheels.
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Chevy Differentials: How to Rebuild the 10- and 12-Bolt
Millions of Chevrolet vehicles were built and sold in the 1960s and 1970s, and the great majority of those were rear-wheel-drive models with differentials known as 10-bolts or 12-bolts. High-performance limited-slip versions of these differentials also have been installed in Camaros, Chevelles, Corvettes, and many other GM muscle cars from 1964 through the 1970s, as well as Chevy and GMC trucks. If you have owned a GM performance car from the 1960s or 1970s, you have owned one of these sturdy, reliable, and versatile differentials. Many of these differentials are now more than 40 years old and are due for an overhaul. InChevy Differentials: How to Rebuild the 10- and 12-Bolt, author Jefferson Bryant walks you through the entire process of disassembling, evaluating, and rebuilding the perfect differential for your GM application. In this step-by-step guide, you learn how to completely disassemble the differential, evaluate components, and select replacement parts. You're also shown all of the up-to-date techniques for re-assembling the differential and axle. Informative sections on axle identification and replacement parts are also provided. Maybe you have found a salvage-yard unit and want to rebuild it to upgrade your existing vehicle. Maybe you would like to install an aftermarket 12-bolt assembly for extreme performance or racing. This is the only book dedicated solely to rebuilding, setting up, and modifying these axle assemblies for long service life and maximum performance. If you're going to rebuild a Chevy 10- or 12-bolt axle, this book delivers the essential information to get the job done right.
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Chevy Engine Swapping Tips and Techniques
Chevy Engine Swapping Tips and Techniques is a practical HOT ROD 'how-to' guide on fitting Chevy Big & Small Block V8s into your: Jaguar, Porsche, Jeep, MG, Mustang, VW, Austin Healey, Studebaker, Mercedes, Pontiac Firebird & GTO, T'Bird, Pickup and much more. Index: The Engine Swapper's Guide 350 Chevy V8 in XJ Jaguar 350 Chevy V8 in SE Mercedes 327 Chevy V8 in Chevy LUV Ford Pickup with Chevy Chevy Pickup with Chevy MG with Chevy V8 Healey with Chevy Sprite with Chevy Jaguar with Chevy Jeep with Chevy Swap for a 'Skyrolet' Early Plymouth with Chevy Jag with Chevy Porsche with Chevy VW with Chevy Mustang with Chevy Pontiac GTO with Rat Rambler with Rat Jaguar with Chevy Chevys Inside & Out King Kong is Living on Long Island The 'Stock' Exchange 350 Chevy V8froyota 4x4 427 Chevy V8157 TBird 327 Chevy V8/'54 Chevy 327 Chevy V8/Chevy Corvair 454 Chevy V8/Chevy Pickup 454 Chevy V8P53 Studebaker 454 Chevy V8/Pontiac Firebird 914/302 Rod Test A Bolt in Time-Swapping for Chevy Pickups '70 Maverick with 283/400 Chevy Engine Power Hitter Powerplant Transplant Engine Swaps-How to Swap an Engine the Right Way Big Block Chevy Rat & Mouse-Small Block Hall of Fame
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Chrysler A-833 Transmissions: How to Rebuild and Modify
Whether you own a Polara, Road Runner, Challenger, or Ram truck, you need to have the confidence that your transmission is in top-notch, working condition. Now is the time to eliminate that annoying grind when you put your Mopar into reverse. You can pull out your A-833 and tear into it with this valuable resource. Making horsepower at Chrysler in the early 1960s was nothing new for the Pentastar brand. The 413 RB engine had been producing more than 350 hp since the late 1950s. Joining the lineup in 1963, the 426 Wedge doubled down on the fact that Chrysler was all-in on going fast. The one weakness holding them back from total domination on the streets and strips was with their dated and tired manual shifter, the BorgWarner T-10 transmission. That all changed with the advent of its replacement, the New Process A-833. Jamie Passon of Passon Performance has used his decades of knowledge on the A-833 to create the ultimate book on rebuilding a Chrysler 4-speed. He begins with a historical overview of the long-tenured A-833 and jumps into dissecting what could be malfunctioning in your transmission. The bulk of the book concentrates on disassembling, inspecting, repairing, and reassembling the A-833. With 400 photos, the author shows you exactly how to rebuild your transmission featuring how-to sequences that walk you through each phase.
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